Assessing the walkability of urban public space with GIS technology: The hidden dimensions of security and community heritage

SCHOFIELD, Peter, DORAN, Adele and NOLAN, Ray (2017). Assessing the walkability of urban public space with GIS technology: The hidden dimensions of security and community heritage. In: The Routledge international handbook of walking. Abingdon, Oxford, Routledge, 369-378.

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Abstract

This chapter assesses the methodological design, process and results from an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-funded public health walk consultation in 2006, and evaluates the project’s outcomes in 2016 after ten years in operation. The consultation used an innovative application of Geographic Information Systems for Participation (GIS-P) to capture the views of local residents in the planning of the health walk in the Lower Kersal area of the city of Salford in Greater Manchester, one of the most socially and economically deprived areas in the UK. GIS-P was employed to engage stakeholders, including ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, within established decision-making procedures relating to the planning and implementation of the first of three health walks in an effort to address the area’s significant lifestyle-related health problems. More specifically, GIS-P was employed to assess, from the local user perspective, the walkability of the proposed health walk route in terms of its suitability and attractiveness, including attributes relating to accessibility, technical design, walking facilities and perceptions of safety from crime (see Moudon and Lee 2003; Brown et al . 2007).

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 12:21
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 12:21
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18630

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